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Melomys spechti Flannery & Wickler, 1990:130

Buka mosaic-tailed rat

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

 

 

Conservation Status

Last record: >5,900 BC

 

Distribution

Buka Island, Solomon Islands

 

Biology

 

 

Hypodigm

Holotype: AM F78234 ("left maxillary fragment...")

Type locality: Buka Island, Solomon Islands

 

Media

 

 

References

Original scientific description:

Flannery, Timothy F. and Wickler, S. (1990). Quaternary murids (Rodentia: Muridae) from Buka Island, Papua New Guinea, with descriptions of two new species. Australian Mammalogy 13(2): 127-139.

 

Other references:

https://extinctanimals.proboards.com/thread/7095/melomys-spechti-buka-mosaic-tailed

 

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